I have a question to pose to y’all today. In its simplest form… do you let your dog(s) sleep in the bed with you? Before you answer, let me give you background.
When I was a kid, our family dog was primarily an outdoor dog. She slept in the garage with a dog bed, and when it was especially cold outside my parents let her sleep in my house. On those rare nights, she slept at the foot of my bed and I thought it was the best thing ever!
Of course my own dogs now aren’t outside dogs at all, and they are always sleeping in the house with us. We alternate between having Eliot free in our room (which means he ends up on the bed some during the night), Pascale in the bed all night with Eliot some and Pascale & BT sleeping in the bed all night. Basically, at some point during the night every night there’s at least one dog in my bed.
Me? I love it. I like feeling them close to me and hearing their little dog snores. There are also lots of things I don’t like though. I don’t like having mud and dog hair in my bed, being woken up by a dog kicking me or the fact that I have several creatures between me and my husband.
As dog lovers, both my husband and I struggle with this love/hate relationship of having our fur babies in bed. Logically, I know it’s really not mean to have them sleep on the floor or in a crate. They are fed and housed and loved and given vet care… these dogs have it good! Still, pleading eyes are effective.
While I waffle on what to do with this doggie conundrum, I’m curious where your four legged fur friends spend their evenings!